One year ago, DJ Nix Beat, (aka Nick Kuzmack) began spinning records in honor of holding an authentic, unique event consumed by punk, mod and glam rock that continues to be the inspiration for his everyday life today. The Freak Out was Kuzmack’s brainchild. Having traveled within and outside of the U.S. and getting to experience nights at bars filled with good music spun on vinyl accompanied by a beer or more from local watering holes, Kuzmack felt a void with such nights in Salt Lake City. He was determined to create an evening that he felt was necessary for musicians and underground music enthusiasts alike. Over the last year, The Freak Out has been a successful venture for Kuzmack, The Republican and event goers. Bar patrons are able to hear music that is rarely, if ever, played in SLC, and Kuzmack has enjoyed fulfilling his dream of having a night dedicated to punk, power pop and everything in between to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone that expects more than just the same 50 songs on rotation on the jukebox.